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. nasdaq up 26. if you are a lot of people online shopping break you get on sales tax. it can add up. washington wants a piece of the action. chief washington correspondent james rosen on the online money grab. >> the motion is agreed to. >> ecommerce may soon get a reboot after the senate voted 74 to 20 on monday to advance the marketplace fairness act. a measure that would require online retailers who do more than a million dollars a year in out-of-state business to collect the applicable sales taxes for each state in which their online buyers reside. proponents say this will level the playing field for bring and mortar stores whose owners have grown accustomed to seeing customers browse the showroom only to dash off to a computer or hand held device. >> that's not fair. that's discriminating against the local merchant. the local merchant who hires local people. the local merchant who pays property taxes. >> nine states have enacted online sales taxes. enforcement thus far has been lax. the marketplace fairness act would require the states to provide online retailers with new softw
is saying today. >>> also your online shopping could get very different very soon. is it a tax hike or just a way to help out some small business owners? prices will be going up. >>> and the sounds of a sickening discovery. aerothe 911 calls made by the people of west texas as they reported on that plant explosion that just about wiped part of their town off the map. all of that and breaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jon: a new terror plot uncovered in canada linked to al-qaeda in iran. the alleged target, a passenger train traveling between new york and toronto. it is a brand new hour of "happening now," thanks for joining us, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee, and here's the story. there are two suspects now in custody, and they will be appearing in court today. canadian police picked them up in montreal and toronto following what's been described as a lengthy investigation. the men allegedly received direction and guidance from al-qaeda members, and here's the catch: apparently, these al-qaeda members were based in iran. national corres
and tax increases on the wealthy. >> this fight is playing out in court as well. the nation's airline association is suing the f.a.a. to halt these furloughs claiming that the administration has the authority to cut elsewhere. bret? >> bret: rich edson at washington's international airport. rich, thanks. wall street is trying to recover from its worst week of the year. the dow gained 20. the s&p 500 was up 7. the nasdaq finished up 27.50. >> we're not so sure about obama phone, however. whether he likes it or not, and even though he didn't create it, chief news correspondent the president is linked to another popular give away program. >> what started out as an effort ronald reagan help people in poor areas have a phone in rural areas has mush roomed in what rit particulars suspect is a new welfare program. >> the cost has gone from $143 million a few years ago to $2.2 billion today. a 15 times increase. >> the cost of the program left after cell phones were added in 2008. only low income people on welfare legally qualify but lawmakers say the program is out of control. >> i got a sol
. >> reporter: now funded by a small tax on all phone bills you can see it on yours, the program has exploded with companies advertising free phones, many of which come with more than 250 minutes of time, far more than needed for emergencies obviously. those supporters argue some need phones to find a job but the fcc told congress the top five providers can not verify the eligibility of 41% of those who get the phones. listen. >> i hear from law enforcement that these phones are often found at crime scenes and are used in drug deals. why? because you can't trace them. >> just handing out phones willy-nilly and allowing them to be sold on the black market, this isn't the way to do it and we need to stop. >> reporter: now some recipients famously called them obama phones. there is one supporter who boasted to media during the election that all minorities should support the president because he gave them free cell phones. some now propose expanding the free phone service to broadband but mccaskill says the current program is so far out of control we should scrap it and start over, not expand it.
, the obligatory annual tax on businesses. even though an amount goes to charitable causes, a portion by shoulsharia law is to go to jih. >> mike: marc, if you were giving us recommendations in the u.s., how to make our streets, cities safer, give us specific things that we're probably going to need to do. >> governor, picking up body parts, dealing with the scenes we saw in boston -- i was in boston just over a year ago, in the very same place, in fact, having a lunch. and these are the scenes that no one wants to deal with. this is the trauma. this is the -- the trauma that's going to stick with people forever. we need to understand a couple of things before we go into how to protect and be proactive. we need to understand that this is a scene that's going to cause many, many people for a long time a lot of trauma. the investigation, as claire correctly said, will lead to many trials, be a lot of speculation, until there's answers. the investigation is still going on. the boston police did an amazing job. the most important thing here is being proactive. there needs to be some form
up at 9:20 today. >> internet sales tax, here it comes. huge new tax. >>brian: maybe take my advice and restructure that show of yours. you might want to think of that. >>steve: it is included as part of the mix. >>gretchen: he can do his radio show at the same time. >> fine promo, brian. >>gretchen: coming up on the show, he's the biggest baseball star in boston and his rallying cry not exactly p.g. for kids. should david ortiz -- should big papi get a pass? >>steve: eight jobs in eight years, and he never felt fulfilled. now he's got a new job. so what changed? the lessons you can learn from him and change your life. ♪ [ lighter flicking ] [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where giving up isn't who you are. ♪ this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing
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